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9:01 am
Mon July 28, 2003

Chandler Criticizes Drug Costs

Louisville, Kentucky – Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ben Chandler is unveiling a new program to help state residents buy drugs. The Kentucky Attorney General says his plan will bring "the purchasing power of the state to your medicine cabinet." Chandler's plan would form a purchasing compact to buy prescription drugs in volume and would promote the use of generic drugs.

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3:32 pm
Thu July 17, 2003

Tobacco Farmers Face Hard Times

Bowling Green, Kentucky – This year's tobacco crop in Kentucky and Tennessee is expected to be the smallest in more than 100 years. Growers blame pending lawsuits against cigarette makers, foreign competition and government controls. The head of Warren County's Farm Services Agency, Donald Dunn, says the reduced crop affects the state's overall economy from government to car dealers. He says his office has been advising growers to diversify their crops.

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11:19 am
Thu July 17, 2003

Missing Woman Found Unharmed

Bowling Green, Kentucky – An 82 year old Bowling Green woman, missing for nearly two days, has been found safely in Warren County.

Mattie Young, who has alzheimer's disease, was found early Thursday morning in the Richpond area of Warren County. She was described by rescue workers as being in "reasonably good health" and is in a local hospital for observation.

Crews had been using helicopters in their search for Young since she was reported missing Tuesday night.

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11:08 am
Thu July 17, 2003

Two Indicted For Autry Murder

Bowling Green, Kentucky – Two men have been indicted in connection with the Katie Autry murder. Stephen Soules and Lucas Goodrum face charges of murder, complicity to commit murder, rape, sodomy and arson.

The Warren County Grand Jury handed up the indictments late Wednesday, the final day of their session. Autry died after being assaulted and burned in her dorm room on Western Kentucky University's campus in May.

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4:27 pm
Fri July 11, 2003

Transportation Unit Returns From Iraq

Fort Campbell, Kentucky – More than 200 soldiers from the 594th Transportation Company are returning home from Iraq. The unit deployed in Mid-January and helped to provide support for more than 600 trucks and trailers used by combat units. The 594th Transportation Company is credited with driving some two million miles during their time in Iraq.

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3:16 pm
Fri July 11, 2003

Minton To Run For Court Of Appeals

Bowling Green, Kentucky – Warren Circuit Judge John Minton will run for the seat that will be vacated by retiring Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Huddleston. Minton, who is a Western Kentucky University graduate, has been a Circuit Judge in Bowling Green for more than ten years.

Judge Huddleston is expected to continue to hear cases as a Senior Judge. He has served on the Court of Appeals since 1991.

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3:45 pm
Wed July 9, 2003

Bond Re-Financing Saves State Dollars

Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Executive Committee of Western Kentucky University's governing board has approved a bond re-financing package that could eventually save the state as much as $500,000. The new bond issue will pay off bonds that were used to build the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, the Cravens Graduate Center, and the Downing University Center on Western's campus.

University officials say the 2.57 percent interest rate in the re-financing package should save the state of Kentucky 69 to 74 thousand per year, over the life of the bonds.

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10:38 am
Wed July 9, 2003

Conner Indicted For Mail Fraud

Covington, Kentucky – The former mistress of Kentucky's Governor has been indicted in connection with her business dealings with the state. Tina Conner is charged with fraudulently applying for a government program for "disadvantaged business enterprises." Conner and her former husband formed the company in question, S-T Construction.

Kentucky Governor Paul Patton has admitted having an affair with Conner, but has maintained that he never did anything illegal for her.

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9:40 am
Wed July 9, 2003

Bond Re-Financing Saves State Dollars

Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Executive Committee of Western Kentucky University's governing board has approved a bond re-financing package that could eventually save the state as much as $500,000. The new bond issue will pay off bonds that were used to build the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, the Cravens Graduate Center, and the Downing University Center on Western's campus.

University officials say the 2.57 percent interest rate in the re-financing package should save the state of Kentucky 69 to 74 thousand per year, over the life of the bonds.

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10:50 am
Mon July 7, 2003

Veterinarian To Help With Homeland Security

Frankfort, Kentucky – Veterinarian Robert Stout has been hired by the State Department of Agriculture to help distribute vital Homeland Security information to Kentucky farmers, consumers, and businesses. The practitioner from Versailles will be working to strengthen the security of Kentucky's food products and will help the state to prepare for an agricultural emergency.

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